The course is designed to provide useful information about morphology and structure of the animal body species of zoo-economic interest. Specifically, the course aims to 1) train the student in the scientific language of anatomy; 2) provide adequate theoretical notions of histology of the fundamental tissues; 3) provide notions of microscopic and macroscopic anatomy. During the course the structural and topographical differences of the organs and anatomical apparatuses in the different species to be studied will be emphasized (ruminants, pigs, horses and rabbits). Students are encouraged to take into account the link with Biology and Histology and to gain the anatomical knowledge in view of the successive study of Physiology.
Expected learning outcomes
Each student will be able to recognize and describe the four fundamental tissues: each tissue will be commented in a simple and rational way, describing the main structural elements that distinguish it and highlighting the characteristic elements that allow its histological classification. In this way the student will have the necessary tools to organize the micro-anatomical structure of the studied organs. At the end of the course the student will be able to know and understand, in a rational way, the general and species-specific microscopic and macroscopic characteristics of the apparatus of zoo-economic animals studied in the course (pig, horse, cattle, sheep, goat and rabbit) and to understand the importance of the applying knowledge and understanding for the subsequent stages of his/her studies.
Lesson period: First semester
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